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Art + Museum Day Around NYC

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Monday April 08, 2013
POSTED BY: Alexandra Bruno, Marketing Department

My Easter weekend was spent in NYC enjoying amazing weather and taking in a number of art galleries and museums. The weekend started off meeting Leah and Justin from Pollack/Weitzner at Grand Central to see the Nick Cave performance piece. Cave is an incredibly talented fabric sculptor, dancer & performance artist. He is from JeffersonMissouri and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute & Cranbrook

Next, off to see various exhibitions at the Museum of Arts + DesignAmerican artist Michael Aschenbrenner creates glass sculptures inspired from his service in the Vietnam war when he broke his leg at 18 years of age. By chance, I own five pieces that are displayed in my guest room in Kansas City! 
You can read more about this exhibition, Playing with Fire, here
Below is a wood cut birch plywood (57 layers) corner table by Netherlands artist Eron Verhoeven. 
 Three glass panels by American artist Peter Bynum
 Amazing wood veneered textiles by Elisa Strozyk (Germany)
Justin, Leah and I also went to the Asian Pacific American Institution at NYU to see works by Roger Shimonura who is from my home town of Lawrence, Kansas. Shimonura is a retired professor of painting from The University of Kansas where I studied Textiles Design.
At the end of the day, this Easter bunny-eared dog had a group of us standing on the street taking pictures of him! 

TAGS:  Brad bloom, On the road with brad, Justin Eddings, Leah Buchan, Nick Cave, Elsa Strozyk, Peter Bynum, Eron Verhoeven, NYC, grand central, Michael Aschenbrenner, Museum of Art + Design, Asian Pacific American Institution, Roger Shimonura


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